nautilus - the GNOME File Manager


nautilus [options] URIs...


This manual page documents briefly the nautilus command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

Nautilus is the file manager for the GNOME desktop.


Nautilus follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (‘-’). A summary of options is included below.
 Open a browser window.
Perform a quick set of self-check tests.
Create the initial window with the given geometry.
Only create windows for explicitly specified URIs.
 Do not manage the desktop — ignore the preference set in the preferences dialog.
Quit Nautilus.
--help Show a summary of options.
 Show Nautilus’ version.
Other standard GNOME options not listed here are also supported.


Nautilus documentation can be found from the "Help" menu, or by pressing the F1 key. Nautilus also has a website at


This manual page was written by Takuo KITAME <> and Dafydd Harries <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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